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Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Longer Cruises on Five Ships in 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced new “Extraordinary Journeys” in 2021 on five cruise ships (Norwegian Sun, Sky, Pearl, Star and Jade) that have now opened for bookings.

These new longer cruises will visit the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, the Panama Canal, Africa, and the Bahamas.

The new destination category, Extraordinary Journeys, features a collection of longer, one-of-a-kind port-rich voyages, that inspire a sense of discovery and broader connection with places around the world. From the 22-day African Safari and Seychelles voyage on Norwegian Dawn, to the 15-day Alaska journey on Norwegian Sun, these immersive expeditions have guests globetrotting across continents and to the most desired destinations on Earth.  View Prices on Cruises on Norwegian Cruise Line


From January 2 to April 16, Norwegian Star will sail eight Extraordinary Journeys, seven in South America and one in Northern Europe. She will sail a series of 14-day voyages from Santiago (San Antonio), Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina, from January 2 to March 13, offering guests the opportunity to explore the continent’s Pacific and Atlantic coasts by sailing around its southernmost point – Cape Horn.

Returning to Europe on April 16, Norwegian Star will depart New York on a 16-day Extraordinary Journey to Southampton, United Kingdom, cruising to the British Isles, France and Iceland.

Norwegian Jade will feature a 15-day Extraordinary Journey on April 22, from New York to Amsterdam visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia; an overnight in Reykjavik, Iceland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Holyhead, United Kingdom; Paris (Le Havre), France and Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium.


Beginning January 13, the Company will introduce roundtrip Panama Canal cruises from Panama City. Eight to 16-day itineraries will be available on Norwegian Sun through March 17 and nine-day voyages on Norwegian Sky from November 2 to 29.

Norwegian Sun will also feature select Panama Canal voyages between Port Canaveral, Fla. and Panama City in January and February. On March 25, she will cruise from Panama City to Seattle to reposition to Alaska. In October and December, Norwegian Sky will sail select Panama Canal cruises between Miami and Panama City. On December 23, Norwegian Pearl will offer an 11-day voyage roundtrip from Miami.


Beginning in May, Norwegian Star and Norwegian Jade will sail nine to 12-day voyages to the British Isles.

On July 4, Norwegian Jade will reposition to the Baltic region to sail 10-day cruises from Stockholm; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Amsterdam; in addition to select seven-day roundtrip voyages from Copenhagen. Travelers will journey across Europe visiting the historical sites of Berlin (Warnemünde and Rostock) and Kiel, Germany, Tallinn, Estonia, Helsinki and Kotka, Finland; Stockholm and Visby, Sweden; Gdynia, Poland; Riga, Latvia; Klaipeda, Lithuania; including an overnight call to St. Petersburg, Russia.

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On April 5, Norwegian Pearl will depart Miami on a 16-day transatlantic voyage to Rome (Civitavecchia).  She will sail a port-rich 11-day itinerary from Rome (Civitavecchia), exploring the most coveted cities in Italy, including Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Naples, and Messina (Sicily); the Greek isles of Rhodes, Mykonos, Volos and Santorini; and Kusadasi and Istanbul, Turkey, before homeporting in Athens (Piraeus), Greece for her first season of seven-day roundtrip journeys.

From May 2 to November 7, she will offer destination-intensive itineraries to Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Israel from Athens (Piraeus), calling to one or two ports a day and delivering only seven days at sea during the entire season.

Returning to Miami, on December 7, Norwegian Pearl will embark on a 16-day voyage from Rome (Civitavecchia) and visit Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Provence (Marseille), France; Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Seville (Cadiz) and Granada (Malaga), Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; and Ponta Delgada, Azores.

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From October 24 through November 4, Norwegian Jade will offer 11-day itineraries to the Greek Isles from Venice, Italy and Barcelona, Spain.

For travelers looking for an extended voyage, Norwegian Jade will embark on an 18-day journey from Athens (Piraeus), Greece to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Departing Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Dec. 3, Norwegian Jade will sail an 18-day itinerary calling to Muscat, Oman; La Digue and Port Victoria Seychelles; Nosy Be, Madagascar; Port Louis, Mauritius; Pointe Des Galets, Reunion; Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Richard’s Bay overnight, before arriving to Cape Town, South Africa.


Joining Norwegian Jewel, Bliss and for the first time Norwegian Encore in Alaska, Norwegian Sun will sail a mix of five, seven and nine-day voyages from Seattle beginning April 27 through Oct. 7. Guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty and culture of Alaska, with calls to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Icy Strait Point; as well as discover the charm of Victoria, British Columbia.


Throughout 2021, Norwegian Sky will offer warm-weather escapes with three, four and five-day cruises to the Bahamas from Miami, calling to Key West, Fla.; Nassau, Grand Bahama Island and the Company’s recently enhanced private island Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Norwegian Pearl will also offer select three and four-day cruises to the Bahamas in January and April.


Norwegian Pearl will sail a series of five and 10-day itineraries to the Caribbean from Miami over select dates in January and March. Guests can relax in the sun with calls to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico.

On April 11, Norwegian Jade will sail an 11-day itinerary from Tampa, Fla. to New York, calling to the Caribbean ports of George Town, Grand Cayman; Oranjestad, Aruba; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Castries, St. Lucia; and St. John’s, Antigua.

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Beginning April 19 to October 17, guests can explore the best the Caribbean has to offer with Norwegian Sky’s five to nine-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Miami, Florida.

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